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5:49 am on Tuesday April 2, 2013

Charleston police mum on details in officer, suspect shooting

The Charleston Police Department has refused to release reports about a West Ashley traffic stop that resulted in the shooting of a police officer and suspect. Under state law such documents are public information.
10:20 am on Tuesday March 13, 2012

Private health care records, or a convenient reason to keep information hidden?

Flickr user @rild A nice recap from The Post and Courier on how South Carolina state and local officials have improperly hid public records (such as state pension payout amounts, EMS response times, and coroner reports) by saying it is private...
12:43 am on Tuesday March 13, 2012

Private health care records, or a convenient reason to keep information hidden?

Image by Flickr user @rild South Carolina has argued that the speed at which an ambulance gets to a home is a private medical record. A nice recap from The Post and Courier on how South Carolina state and local officials have improperly hid public...
5:28 am on Tuesday January 24, 2012

CCU hold Freedom of Information Act event, distribute guides

Flickr user Truthout.org Coastal Carolina University's Department of Communication is hosting a panel discussion on the use and misuse of the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26 in the Recital Hall in the Thomas...
5:11 am on Friday October 21, 2011

Head of S.C. Legislative Audit Council dies while running in Beaufort (update: autopsy flak)

Flickr user ibison4 Update October 21: A battle over South Carolina's Freedom of Information Act is brewing between The Post and Courier and the Beaufort County Coroner's Office. Following Thomas Bardin Jr. unexpected death while out for a run,...
10:30 am on Thursday July 7, 2011

Palmetto Behavioral Health facility issues discussed at Town Council meeting--behind closed doors

Image by Flickr user shutupyourfaceOn Wednesday, a Town Council committee meeting took place to discuss the recent issues surrounding Summerville's Palmetto Behavioral Health treatment center--and since the meeting happened in private, it violated...
8:15 am on Monday May 30, 2011

Attorney defends past actions regarding release of information

Flickr user KC Toh Editor-in-Chief of the Island Packet, Fitz McAden, has a well written and fascinating article in the Saturday, May 28, edition of the newspaper that catalogues the continued tug-of-war between local news agencies and Lad Howell,...
4:12 am on Friday March 4, 2011

Gary Kubic reccomends change to S.C. Freedom of Information Act

Flickr user todaysart Update March 4: The link to the whole letter posted before was broken — you can read it at The Island Packet at this link. First reporting: Gary Kubic, a Beaufort County administrator, wrote a letter March 1 to Nikki Haley...
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